I was asked to work on an interesting project that required a lot of sound design and Foley work, so i couldn't help myself from screen recording the entire workflow, and sharing my views and ideas.
Here are a few tips that will enhance realism and speed up the workflow in your post production sound design and mixing:
1) Use reverb for bigger, majestic and god-like VO
Depending on the style of the video and voice over, sometimes you'll need to make it sound HUGE, like god is speaking from the heavens. I used Valhalla room reverb to achieve that sound:
2) Use playlists for foley recordings:
When doing Foley recordings you'll want to use Playlist Comping Features - a relatively new Pro Tools feature that allows you to easily record, choose best takes and edit them.
Use those shortcuts to speed up your workflow:
Step through Playlists - Shift+Up/Down Arrow
Show Target Playlist - Shift+Right Arrow
Toggle current/previous playlist - Shift+Left Arrow
Copy to Target Playlist - Option+Shift+Up Arrow or Control/Start+Option/Alt+V
Move to Target Playlist - Option/Alt+Shift+T
3) Telephone Effect
Combine Drive and Eq in your process to receive a more realistic phone effect when dealing with phone conversations:
Use lots of layers to create realistic and powerful sounds that will bring the picture to life: